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Features of the Cessna 172 Detail Pack for FSFlyingSchool

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Modeled on the Cessna 172 included with Flight Simulator - can be used with any Cessna 172.

With the addition of the Cessna 172 Detail Pack, your instructors will be looking at your aircraft and your performance
in your Cessna 172 in a lot more detail.

Includes a number of c172 checklists you can request to be read by your chosen instructor.

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Want to hear the Cessna 172 Detail Pack in action? Try some of this...


Here are just some of the different stages of flight in which events will cause your instructor to talk to you, with specific reference to the Cessna 172 you are flying.



Starting and Takeoff

Shortly after flight starts on ground with master battery on

Estimate of current fuel as a percentage of full.

Engine start attempted and throttle not correctly set

Advice that throttle should be open about 1/4 inch when starting.

Engine start attempted and parking brake not set

Warning that parking brake must be set when starting the engine.

Engine start attempted with master battery switch off

Advice that the master battery switch must be on when starting the engine.

Engine start attempted with fuel pump off

Advice that the fuel pump must be on when starting the engine.

Engine start attempted with fuel shut off

Advice that the fuel shut off must be pushed in so that fuel is not cut off when starting the engine.

Shortly after moving in taxi mode

Advice on which instruments and systems should be checked during taxiing.

In takeoff mode with more than 10 degrees of flaps

Warning that you have too much flaps set and that you should use no more than 10 degrees.

In takeoff mode and on ground with autopilot on

Warning that autopilot must be off during takeoff.

Shortly after beginning takeoff

Advice to move throttle smoothly up to full.

Shortly after beginning takeoff

Advice that the nose wheel can be lifted at 55 KIAS.

Shortly after takeoff

Reminder that this aircraft's 'vX' (Best Angle of Climb Speed) is 62 KIAS at sea level. Use this speed to clear runway obstacles or to lift off from a soft field quickly.

Shortly after takeoff

Reminder that this aircraft's 'vY' (Best Rate of Climb Speed) is 74 KIAS at sea level. Use this speed to climb after takeoff in normal operations.

Shortly after takeoff

Reminder that in this aircraft you should normally turn with a 20 degree bank and when doing so you will want to rollout about 20 degrees before your desired heading.

Shortly after takeoff

Advice that if you encounter heavy turbulence you need to be at or below manoeuvring speed ('vA') and to remember that this will decrease as you burn fuel.

Shortly after takeoff

Advice to use right rudder to correct for any unwanted yawing to the left caused by P factor and torque.

Entering cruise mode

Advice to cruise between 2100 and 2700 RPM and to lean the mixture above 3000 feet MSL to obtain maximum RPM.



Descent and Landing

Descending and below maximum flap speed while landing

Advice that once below 110 KIAS the pilot may use 10 degrees of flaps.
Advice that once below 85 KIAS the pilot may use more than 10 degrees (15 to 30 degrees) of flaps.

Descending and decelerating to maximum flap speed while landing

Advice that once below 110 KIAS the pilot may use 10 degrees of flaps.

Descent to around 1000 feet AGL while landing with autopilot on

Warning to disengage the autopilot below 1000 feet during an approach in this aircraft.

Descent to around 600 feet AGL while landing

Advice to use pitch to control airspeed and power to control rate of descent during approach and landing.

Descent to around 500 feet AGL while landing

Advice that you typically want to land with 30 degrees flaps, 1900 RPM and 65 knots IAS.

Descent to around 400 feet AGL while landing

Reminder to flare at about 10 to 15 feet above the runway and to lift the nose about 10 degrees.

Descent to around 300 feet AGL while landing

Reminder that at about 10 to 15 feet above the runway you should reduce power to idle and flare.



General Warnings and Advice

Fuel shut off at inappropriate time

Advice that normal operation requires the fuel shut off to be pushed in so that fuel is not cut off.

Engine fire and fuel not shut off

Warning that fuel should be shut off immediately.

Loss of engine while airborne

Advice that the best glide speed in this aircraft is 68 KIAS.

Engine fire started

Warning that the engine is on fire.

Shortly after engine has started

Reminder to check the oil pressure.

Shortly after engine has started and fuel pump on

Advice to turn fuel pump off.

Not in cruise mode and fuel selector is set to left or right

Advice that this is the wrong setting. You should change it to 'both'.

Engine is off and the aircraft is on the ground and fuel selector is on 'both'

Advice to set selector to left or right to prevent cross-feeding, unless you are about to start the engine.

Speed approaching vNO

Reminder that you need smooth air to fly into the yellow arc on your ASI, above 129 KIAS which is 'vNO' (Maximum Structural Cruising Speed) for this aircraft.

Speed approaching vNE

Warning that you are close to exceeding 163 KIAS which is 'vNE' (Never Exceed Speed) for this aircraft.

Decreasing speed approaching vSO

Warning that stall speed with full flaps is 40 KIAS which is 'vSO' (Stalling Speed in Landing Configuration) for this aircraft.

Decreasing speed approaching vS

Warning that stall speed with flaps up is 48 KIAS which is 'vS' (Stalling Speed with Flaps Up) for this aircraft.

Left or right fuel level is low

Warning that one or both fuel tanks are getting low and you may wish to consider your refuelling options.

Flaps down and flying too fast for any flaps

Advice that once below 110 KIAS the pilot may use 10 degrees of flaps.

Flaps down and flying too fast for that particular flaps setting

Advice that once below 85 KIAS the pilot may use more than 10 degrees (15 to 30 degrees) of flaps.

Master battery switched on

Estimate of current fuel as a percentage of full.

Master battery on and fuel level getting low

Estimate of current fuel as a percentage of full as fuel falls below 50%, 25%, 10%, 5% and 3%.


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